Tatta Adavu in Bharatanatyam

February 29th, 2008 13 Comments

The word Tatta literally means “to tap”. In this adavu, we are taught the Bharatanatyam way of leg tapping. This adavu involves only the use of legs unlike most other adavus. As described in earlier post “More about Adavus”, every adavu has a Bol or syllable. The Bol is used to provide a rythym for […]

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Tatta Adavu Third, Fourth and Fifth variation sollukettu (Audio)

February 28th, 2008 2 Comments

Here is the Sollukettu for the Third, Fourth and the Fifth step of Tatta Adavu in Bharatanatyam. The Bols are “Tai Ya Tai Hi Tai Tai Tam“. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] If you would like to download the audio, right click here and save to computer Tatta Adavu Third Step Tatta Adavu […]

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Tatta adavu first and second variation sollukettu (Audio)

February 25th, 2008 7 Comments

Many readers have asked for the sollukettu audio. Click on the player below and hear the sollukettu (bols or syllables) for first and the second variation of Tatta Adavu. The Bols are “Tai Ya Tai Hi“. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] If you would like to download the audio, right click here and […]

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Tatta Adavu in Bharatanatyam

October 7th, 2007 7 Comments

I have written about Tatta Adavu and its variations (Steps) earlier. Today I have the Video for all the Tatta Adavu variations. [youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=T661gaOzTqs] Please look at the below postings for detailed explanation of the Tatta Adavu variations. Tatta Adavu- First Step Tatta Adavu- Second step Tatta Adavu- Third step Tatta Adavu- Fourth step Tatta Adavu- […]

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Tatta Adavu in Bharatanatyam (video)

October 7th, 2007 47 Comments

I have written about Tatta Adavu and its variations (Steps) earlier. Today I have the Video for all the Tatta Adavu variations. Please look at the below postings for detailed explanation of the Tatta Adavu variations. Tatta Adavu- First Step Tatta Adavu- Second step Tatta Adavu- Third step Tatta Adavu- Fourth step Tatta Adavu- Fifth […]

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Tatta Adavu – Sixth Step

August 22nd, 2007 15 Comments

This is the final post on Tatta adavu wherein I shall explain the last step of the series. The previous steps are posted earlier and you can refer to them in the archives if you have not read them yet. Watch the Tatta Adavu Video here. The bols (sollukattu) here differ from the previous steps. […]

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Tatta Adavu – Fifth Step

August 20th, 2007 No Comments

Over the previous posts, I have explained the First, Second, Third and Fourth Steps in Tatta Adavu. If you have been following the same, you would be acquainted with the rythmic leg taps in this Adavu. Watch the Tatta Adavu Video here. Today I describe the penultimate step in this first Adavu. In this step, […]

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Tatta Adavu – Fourth Step

August 14th, 2007 3 Comments

If you have been reading the previous posts on Tatta Adavu, you would have noticed the similarity in the First, Second and Third Steps. The Fourth step is similar and here, we have to tap thrice on one side and tap once on the other side. Watch the Tatta Adavu Video here. Here are the […]

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Tatta Adavu – Third Step

August 8th, 2007 1 Comment

I hope you have read the previous posts on Tatta Adavu which describes the First and Second steps for this adavu. We can again refer to the animation for the third step for a better understanding. Note that from the third step onwards the Bols are “Tai ya tai hi tai tai tam”. The third […]

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Tatta Adavu – Second Step

August 6th, 2007 2 Comments

This is the second part of the Tatta Adavu post. As you read this, I hope you have read the first part posted earlier. If you have tried out the same as part of your current learning or online learning for the first time, my hunch is that you are experiencing some aches and pains. […]

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